news

Out of control bonfire and carer jailed for hammer and knife attack on 90-year-old among most read stories this week

Traffic on the A40 was brought to a standstill on two occasions while crews tackled fires and a carer was jailed for 21 years for attempted murder

The A40 Western Avenue dominated the west London news this week as getwestlondon shared updates about an out of control bonfire and a car fire.

Also top of the agenda was the news a carer had been jailed for 21 years after smashing the skull of a 90-year-old woman with a seven-inch hammer.

Here are the top five stories from across west London this week.

Out of control bonfire partially closes A40 Western Avenue

An out of control bonfire in a field close to the A40 Western Avenue in Ruislip closed two lanes of the busy road on Tuesday evening (October 31) leading to long delays for motorists.

Smoke billowing from the huge bonfire at the side of the A40(Image: @TfLTrafficNews)

London Fire Brigade sent 35 firefighters from Northolt , Southall , Ruislip, Hillingdon and Stanmore after 30 tonnes of waste caught fire in open land close to Western Avenue between RAF Northolt and the Polish War Memorial at just after 5pm.

A picture from a traffic camera at the scene showed white smoke billowing from a huge fire in a field and tailbacks on the westbound side of the A40.

Queues on the roads were caused by people slowing down to look at the fire.

The cause of the out of control bonfire is now under investigation.

Carer jailed for 21 years for hammer & knife attack on 90-year-old

Abosede Adeyinka(Image: Metropolitan Police)

A carer who smashed the skull of a 90-year-old woman with a seven-inch hammer and stabbed her in the throat has been jailed for attempted murder.

Abosede Adeyinka, 52, was sentenced to 21 years at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday (November 2) following the attack on 90-year-old Pamela Batten at her home in Lilac Place, Yiewsley .

Adeyinka, of Hayman Crescent, Hayes , pleaded not guilty and was convicted on Wednesday (November 1), following eight days of evidence at a trial.

Missing elderly dementia sufferer Jean Easy

Many readers shared our story about Jean Easy who went missing on Wednesday (November 1).

On Friday, (November 3) Metropolitan Police announced the 82-year-old had been found safe and well.

Jean went missing from Wealdstone after boarding a bus to Harrow at 11.05am on Wednesday (November 1).

Remembrance poppies ripped down from lampposts in Feltham

A number of giant poppies which have been put up across Hounslow have been ripped down from some of the lampposts.

Since Friday, October 27 an army of volunteers have been lining the streets of the borough with poppies to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

A number of poppies were ripped down from lampposts in Bedfont Lane

On Saturday, October 28, it was discovered that 20 of the poppies had been taken down from Bedfont Lane, Feltham .

The man behind the idea to display giant poppies in the borough, Mike Foston, was quick to ensure the poppies were replaced.

Car bursts into flames on A40 during morning rush hour

(Image: @UKDCIG)

Two lanes were closed on the A40 Western Avenue during rush hour on Thursday morning (November 2) after a car caught fire.

Just two days after an out of control bonfire brought the road to a standstill, motorists were once again queueing as emergency services responded to the incident.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to the scene on the easbound carriageway in Ruislip at 7.07am, and the fire was under control just before 7.40am.

Thick black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.

Keep up to date with the latest news in west London via the free getwestlondon app.

You can set up your app to see all the latest news and events from your area, plus receive push notifications for breaking news.

Available to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android .

View full mobile page